Lexus was introduced in the U.S. in 1989. That first car was the 1990 LS 400. A large, rear-wheel-drive, V8-powered sedan — a car exactly like the ones most American automakers stopped building around that same time. Now in its 5th generation, the 2018 Lexus LS is an all-new car.
The LS 500 gets from zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. A V8 engine is no longer available.
The new LS is longer, lower and wider than before. See the 2018 Lexus LS models for sale near you
The 123-inch wheelbase is 1.3 in longer than the outgoing LS long-wheelbase model.
The LS 500h is a hybrid version it has 359 combined hp from its 3.5-liter V6 and electric motor system.
Some interior pieces have and intentional Japanese aesthetic.
Its basic mechanical structure is shared with the new Lexus LC sports coupe.
The price for the rear-wheel-drive sedan runs from about $75,000 to $100,000, depending on options.